Seven women are being celebrated by the Fresno City Council – one in each council district – as the city’s Women of the Year for 2017.
Council members honored the recipients in a ceremony at the start of Thursday’s City Council meeting as part of its recognition of Women’s History Month. They are:
▪ Attorney Patience Milrod, recognized by District 1 Councilwoman Esmeralda Soria.
▪ Pinedale Neighborhood Resource Center director Linda Amparano, recognized by District 2 Councilman Steve Brandau.
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▪ Fresno County Economic Development Corporation president/CEO Lee Ann Eager, recognized by District 3 Councilman Oliver Baines.
▪ Neighborhood Watch Program leader Roselyn “Roz” Clark, recognized by District 4 Councilman Paul Caprioglio.
▪ Businesswoman and community advocate Penny Raven, recognized by District 5 Councilman Luis Chavez.
▪ Educator Gail Pifferini, recognized by District 6 Councilman Garry Bredefeld.
▪ Fresno World Impact community ministry leader Kim Contreras, recognized by District 7 Councilman and Council President Clint Olivier.